City Boy! City Boy!
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City Boy! City Boy! refers to a scene from Gravity Falls where the character Deputy Durland mockingly yells, "City boy! City boy!" at Dipper. The scene comes from a 2012 episode of the show and went viral as a reaction meme on TikTok in 2022 as a reference to the slang term city boy, meaning a man who doesn't let women get in the way of his success.
The slang term "city boy" was defined on Urban Dictionary on July 15th, 2019. The top-voted definition reads, "A male who is living his very best life and chasing the bag at all times without letting Hot Girls or any female get in the way." The term has been further popularized online by Instagram page @cityboys, boasting over 1.2 million followers, which frequently posts content where men pwn or act coldly to women in the pursuit of success.
On June 30th, 2012, season one episode three of Gravity Falls, "Headhunters," aired on the Disney Channel. At one point in the episode, Deputy Durland mocks the idea of Dipper, a literal city boy, being able to solve a crime. He yells, "City boy! City boy!" toward Dipper. The clip was uploaded to YouTube on July 12th, 2016, gaining over 147,000 views in six years (shown below).
In June 2022, TikTokers began using the clip as a reaction in videos where men call out women or act "toxic" towards them, referring to the slang term "city boy." For example, on June 20th, TikToker @thaboyzbible used the clip along with other creation memes in a video where a man refuses to give a woman his Snapchat, gaining over 7.1 million views in five days (shown below).
On the same day, TikToker @@shaggingtonfc.official posted a clip from Love Island using the reaction meme, gaining over 3 million views in five days (shown below).
 Urban Dictionary – city boy
 Gravity Falls Fandom – Headhunters
 YouTube – City Boy! City Boy! Gravity Falls
 TikTok – thaboyzbible
 TikTok – shaggingtonfc
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